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Northampton Accident Draws Crowds


NORTHAMPTON, MASS. (WGGB)-It looks like something out of a movie. The aftermath of Saturday’s accident is on display on Pleasant Street…yet it is anything but pleasant. “We were going to get Bueno y Sano and a couple of police officers, maybe 3 or 4, went pretty fast over here, followed by two fire trucks” said Hannalise Rivera-Lovett of Northampton.

Police say a man crashed into 9 parked cars at the Pleasant Journey used car dealership on Route 5 around 6 o’clock last night. The car also knocked out a telephone pole before flipping over. Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to get the driver out. When word spread about the crash, people just had to  see it for themselves—including Bill Whitehill. “First I came by earlier and I thought a freight train came through” said the Westfield resident. “We got a call from our mom who said it was crazy and to come down here and check it out” Hannalise added.

Police don’t believe alcohol was a factor, but they say driver was speeding. “Don’t speed on Route 5. The driving is horrendous. I can only imagine calling the insurance company tomorrow morning. Some sound advice.

The driver and passenger were not seriously hurt.


  • http://Faceboo.com Realkid413

    Ya its crazy. The driver had had to been doin somthing in the car to cause this.. Speeding is a part of it but speeding dont cause accidents its the drivers that cant pay attention to one thing behind the wheel…

  • Patricia

    I was driving home from work nearby on 91 at that time. People were crazy on the road. A guy tried to pass me out on the right in a single lane when I got to Rt. 9, and I was driving the speed limit. He ended up pulling into a McDonalds. What’s with these people these days!

  • Sarah

    Mass live has more info. The guy driving was 46 years old!

    http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/04/hollywood-style_crash_severely.html